Grant of cash award - normal purchase procedure should be followed for gift articles

Railway Board Letter No
Circular Subject
Grant of cash award – complaint regarding misappropriation of government money in the purchase of gift articles by fraudulent acts.

In a vigilance investigation relating to distribution of group cash award on a Railway in kind, other than in cash, certain irregularities in the procedure for purchase of gift articles for distribution amongst the Railway officials had been observed. In this regard, it is desired that where award money is to be distributed in kind by way of gift articles involving expenditure, adequate care should be taken to ensure that normal purchase procedure is followed while processing with such purchases.